On the Couch with Kevin Jackson

Kevin Jackson Arts Review On the CouchWho is Kevin Jackson?
A ‘young’ Australian who has witnessed the flash of lighting that life is and accepts the choices he has made.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
I would take the time to really see, hear, taste and feel life that surrounds me.

Who inspires you and why?
I had the good fortune to work with some severely disabled young artists who seized the opportunity to create with such abandon, determination and joy that I was continually in a state of awe for what they achieved.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
To try to encourage some of the sensibility that the ancient Greeks attempted to teach us: that to strike ‘balance’ in all things is the preferred way to live our lives.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Tasmania for its stimulating (fresh) natural beauty. New York and London for its many opportunities to engage with excellence in the performing arts at an especially intense level.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
The cliff walk from Coogee to Bondi. The sensual beauty is staggering and is within the city limits.

What are you currently reading?
The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montefiore.

What are you currently listening to?
Radio National – morning, noon and night.

Happiness is?
Lately, working with gifted, motivated artists in a rehearsal room, every day.

What does the future hold for you?
The ‘exhilaration’ of the fast approaching void that I will move into with death.

Kevin is currently directing Sport for Jove’s production of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters at the Seymour Centre until 13 August 2016. For more information, visit: www.sportforjove.com.au or www.seymourcentre.com for details.

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